Sunday, December 30, 2012
I'm calling today Blessings Day cuz today...I was gifted a personal bible by 2 wonderful folks from church and when I got home I was informed that the family bible is now mine. I received my prayer partner today....the name on the paper made me jump up and down, so many things have happened today....I couldn't make it up if I tried. Its just so surreal. I don't think its coincidence...I think God is working in my life and arming me with tools and armor for something that's coming up.
Gonna be a blessing to someone else while I'm being blessed.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
This is how they look now. They came out extra huge...was taller than the miter box so I put it in sideways to cut it. Each bar is well over 5 oz. The average being 6.50 oz. This will be the norm for this soap.
They are made with a cup of coffee and the usual ingredients...there is the addition of coffee scent as well as the 7up scents. The coffee gives an immediate coloration and the vanilla based fragrance oils will continue to deepen the color over time...naturally.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Check out the height on the frosting! That took a while...it not only had to be built up but the formulation had to be altered so it could be spread like an actual frosting.
The soap recipe itself has also been altered. Instead of a vanillin based fo and the passage of time...I added fresh coffee brewed in distilled water along with the grapeseed oil and fragrance oil. That gives it an immediate gentle brown color while waiting for the fo's to do what it do. Also instead of mango butter, oatmeal and yogurt...the yogurt has been removed from the equation.
Future batches may have a single base of mango butter. Given a choice between the stiffness of oatmeal and the softness of mango...I prefer the mango butter.
That is all...every thing else is propriety and will not be shared here.
Shower Perk-up! A soap made with oatmeal, Folgers coffee and distilled water, and smells like fabric softener! If you love the scent of fresh clothes...you will love this.
Here it is in its uncut form....I'm so anticipating what it looks like on the inside...it accelerated a bit while getting into the mold. I melted it slightly in the microwave to smooth down the lumpy bumpy...however, upon cutting there may be air bubbles and what not. There are no coffee grounds in here...no coloring. The fresh brewed coffee provided this lovely tint...and since there is no vanilla in it or the fragrace oil...it will stay at this level.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Watch "584. More soaps coming soon!" on YouTube my inventory...all of it got bought out in a week....give me two weeks to make and restock your favorites and then i will continue to make soaps untill i have more than my normal inventory so that there is always a supply for my regular customers. Thank you for your paitience and understanding.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8Qelr3ZdoY&feature=youtube_gdata_player y'all need to check out this shop. The customer service is unbelievable and the products are well made. http://Hobocamp.etsy.com
Monday, December 3, 2012
Here's 100 cards and envelopes. I had an hour. I flapped the cards, then the envelopes . Signed all the cards....using this method...open to the center of the stack, sign on the right, fold the card to the left, sign the next card....con't. That allows you to sign all the cards in only the amount of time it takes to sign your name. Then place into envelopes. Line up the flaps and follow the sealing method in vid 572.
To learn how to flap the envelope, click this vid:
flapping envelopes and cards
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Ever wonder how some folks can be done with a stack of 20 envelopes in about the same time it takes you to do 2...watch this.
Watch "572. How to seal envelopes lightening fast!" on YouTube
Friday, November 30, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
This amazing bow requires no work. It comes flat in a package...you pull the two inner strings and wrap it around your package. Or you can do what i did....assemble the bow.....then tie a knot to hold it in place...instant hair gear!
CraftsnCandles on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftsnCandles this is my BFF...she's new on etsy and her work is beautiful. Please check out her shop! You gotta see the bonsai trees!
CraftsnCandles on Etsy
Sunday, November 18, 2012
My allegy list: Cinnamon, black pepper, bell pepper, banana, pineapple, strawberry, raspberry, all nuts except brazil nuts, pecans, walnuts and cashew, all berrys except blueberry, pears, lemons, onions, the bulb of green onion (white part) I can eat the grehepen part, cloves, clove oil (eugenol), iodine...iodized salt, red dyes, salmon, fish, shellfish, any food that has it. Broccoli, cabbage, rubber, latex, rayon, SLS, ASA, penicillin, darvocet, sudafed, shea, nickle, pollen, honey, bee, wasps, flowers, fresh cut grass, cats, and long haired dogs,
and if I remember anything else...I'll add it here.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Let's face it....you give to a cause....you aren't expecting perks. You may not even expect the "thank you" its just what you do cuz you care.
That being said, sometimes, the Cause has incentive items that aren't well made but folks buy them anyway becuz it supports the cause....and if it falls apart...so what. A lot of these items....folks buy and treat as a novelty....let's put it right there and not actually use it. I am the type...if I buy a purse...I'm gonna use it. If I buy a bracelet....I expect it to perform as one. Let's take the purse for example....this beautiful purse has a logo..."in it to end it" that alone is worth the 6.00 it cost and the money helps BCA. The purse portion is very well made, the straps....not so much. Straps made with nylon braid are to be singe melted on the ends to prevent unraveling...and double stitched to secure it in place.
This purse started unraveling on day 3....I didn't have anything heavy in it, and the avon rep I bought it from insist I return it. Anything else...yes I would, but this is a cause item. That means the product was not put thru rigorous testing as most folks aren't gonna use it the way I would...most will buy it to support and not use it at all. So what to do if you do want to use it. Don't want to return it...since that will take money away from the cause...well you can singe the ends and double stitch it on the same seam line thereby restoring it to a hip pouch....or you can pull the main unraveling thread and clip the end. Now simply rub the seam back and forth until the frayed ends pop out of the stitching. There will be no evidence that there was ever a strap since it was not properly singed and secured by a double row of stitching. The right side unraveled on its own. The left side I unraveled using the method discribed. Now I have a clutch bag. Repair and restore and reuse your cause items instead of tossing them. You get a fun project and the cause doesn't lose money. Have fun with it.